I have suffered epilepsy for over 22 years after encephalitis. I have memory problems and need 24 hour care, but try to live as independently as possible,. Recently when drying my hair I had a fit with the hairdryer and ended up with burns to my under arm, although my husband quickly switched off the hairdryer, his priority was to deal with me fitting, it was only 2 hours later that I complained of pain under my arm. The burns are still being dressed each week by district nurses, after 15 weeks still not fully heeled. A cautionary tale.